Communications Specialist


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The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis seeks a talented and creative Communications Specialist.
Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Communications Specialist serves as
steward of the institutional “voice,” and primary press contact. This position interacts with all Museum departments, and is responsible for copywriting, copyediting, and pitching stories to the media. The ideal candidate is a strong writer and persuasive communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills, impeccable attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

/ Create and edit content about CAM’s exhibitions, programs, and other activities, as written
for a general audience

/ Establish and maintain working relationships with local and national media for the purpose of
developing extensive press coverage of exhibitions and other Museum activities

/ Serve as project manager and editor for CAM’s digital and print media, including newsletter,
gallery guides, exhibition texts, website, email blasts, and annual magazine

/ Manage inquiries and provide information and images for news and editorial requests; maintain
organization of press coverage

/ Collaborate with Marketing Manager to support social media activities as needed

/ Assist senior staff across all departments and the Executive Director in preparation of formal
remarks

/ Represent CAM at Museum and community functions

/ Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

/ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
/ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
/ Strict attention to detail, accuracy, and quality of work
/ Experience writing and editing content for a public audience
/ Demonstrated Interest in contemporary art and culture
/ Comfortable managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment
/ Must relate well to visitors, volunteers, members, board, and staff
/ Minimum three years of related experience in communications and public relations;
media/journalism experience preferred
/ Experience writing in an “institutional voice” preferred
/ Demonstrated commitment to values of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion
/ Ability to be responsive, flexible, and collaborative with a positive attitude

Compensation:
This is a full-time position. Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate
with qualifications and experience. The salary range for this position is $50,000–58,000.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion:

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and
ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, artists, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds. DEAI values will guide and impact all the decisions the museum makes, both internal and external, so that we are choosing a path toward ongoing transformation.

We embolden ourselves to carry out these values by:

/ acknowledging our place in and actively working against our national problem of systemic racism
and white supremacy;
/ ensuring that underrepresented voices are included and heard;
/ seeking out and building partnerships that represent our DEAI values;
/ continuing to be a free gathering space and an open forum for ideas.

We enthusiastically take on the work of change. To remain true to these core values, we will hold
ourselves accountable through a perpetual process of reflection and responsive action.

Application Instructions
Please apply through the employment portal linked here. All inquiries and materials will be confidential.
Applications will be acknowledged.

About the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis creates meaningful engagement with the most relevant and
innovative art being made today. Founded by civic and cultural leaders in 1980, the Museum
transformed from a small gallery into an internationally recognized arts institution, now permanently housed in a flexible, open, and inviting building designed by renowned American architect Brad Cloepfil. CAM’s distinct architecture reflects the organization’s values and supports a dynamic range of exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and community collaborations.

The only museum in the region solely dedicated to contemporary art, CAM is one of the preeminent
non-collecting institutions of its kind in the United States. We are a site for discovery, a
welcoming space, free and open to all. For more information, visit camstl.org.

CAM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

To apply for this job email your details to rkirchoff@camstl.org